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Special Education Schools in Missouri

470 students earned Special Ed degrees in Missouri in the 2018-2019 year.

As a degree choice, Special Education is the 6th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Special Education Majors in Missouri

Special Ed majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 249
Bachelor’s Degree 173
Post-Master’s Certificate 32
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 32
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 12
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 12
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 2
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 2
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 2

Gender Distribution

In Missouri, a special ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Special Education Majors in MO Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of special ed majors in Missouri is as follows:

  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Black or African American: 5.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • White: 86.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.8%
  • Other Races: 3.0%
Special Education Majors in MO Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Special Education Grads in Missouri

There are 7,540 people in the state and 532,840 people in the nation working in special ed jobs.

Special Education Jobs Nationwide vs. MO

Wages for Special Education Jobs in Missouri

A typical salary for a special ed grad in the state is $51,340, compared to a typical salary of $62,500 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 23 colleges in Missouri that offer special ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

65 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
29,843 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.41 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Graduates earn an average $39,400 after graduation.

#2

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis
53 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
1,290 Total Students

10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The student loan default rate of 4.30% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.35 years to graduate.

50 Degrees in Major Awarded
48% Graduation Rate
11,071 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 9.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. It takes the average student 4.50 years to graduate. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
6,857 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.54 years. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,207. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 7.90%.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
16,441 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 55% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.55 years to complete their degree at UMSL.

39 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
23,697 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.53 years to complete their degree at Missouri State. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 91% of students receive it.

33 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
11,487 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.47 years. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $13,384.

#8

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles
32 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,468 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. 99% of students get financical aid.

#9

Webster University

Saint Louis
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
11,406 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.27 years. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
37% Graduation Rate
5,292 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $29,800 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.28 years. 19 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

Special Education Careers in MO

Some of the careers special ed majors go into include:

Job Title MO Job Growth MO Median Salary
Interpreters and Translators 17% $57,090
Special Education Preschool Teachers 7% $33,750
Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers 5% $49,130
Special Education Professors 5% $45,420
Middle School Special Education Teachers 5% $47,600

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to special ed.

Major Annual Graduates in MO
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2,496
Educational Administration 1,483
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1,076
General Education 530
Curriculum & Instruction 493
Student Counseling 452
Other Education 336
Instructional Media Design 158

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